Tuesday, June 25, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
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Rideau Valley Conservation Authority 
3889 Rideau Valley Drive
Nepean, ON K2C 3H1

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Mackenzie DiGasparro 
Invasive Species Centre 

























Eastern Ontario Oak Wilt Workshop

Join the Invasive Species Centre in discussing the potential threat of oak wilt entering Canada. Expert speakers will be in attendance to discuss their expertise with this invasive pathogen

 June 25, 2019 

Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, 3889 Rideau Valley Drive, Nepean





8:30 – 9:00 AM



9:00 – 9:15 AM

Welcome, Introduction & Overview of the Day

David Nisbet and Mackenzie DiGasparro

Invasive Species Centre

9:15 – 10:15 AM

Oak Wilt: Biology, Range, Identification & Surveying

Richard Wilson

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry

10:15 – 10:45 AM

Oak Wilt Vector Research Update

Sharon Reed

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry 

10:45 – 10:55 AM

Health Break


10:55 – 11:25 AM

CFIA Perspective on Oak Wilt & Annual Survey Results

Erin Bullas-Appleton

Canadian Food Inspection Agency

11:25 – 12:15 AM

New York State: Challenges & Lessons Learned in Oak Wilt Control 

Robert Cole

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation 

12:15 – 1:00 PM

Lunch (provided)


1:00 – 1:30 PM

What Municipalities Can Do to Prepare for Oak Wilt

Richard Wilson

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry

1:30 – 2:00 PM

Ontario Oak Wilt Action Session:

Quick check-ins from Ontario’s Municipal Oak Wilt Leaders

Jason Pollard

City of Ottawa

Jill-Anne Spence

City of London

Paul Giroux

City of Windsor

2:00 – 2:30 PM

Oak Wilt Policy and Program Toolkit

David Nisbet

Invasive Species Centre

2:30 – 3:00 PM

Audience Check in

David Nisbet

Invasive Species Centre

3:00 – 3:15 PM

Closing Remarks


3:15 PM